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This is a discussion on 09 WRX burning smell after getting cobb accessport within the Tuning: Electronic Engine Management forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; im pretty sure the AP wouldnt have caused that issue...but you never know...also, this part: making the turbo basically push ...

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    im pretty sure the AP wouldnt have caused that issue...but you never know...also, this part: making the turbo basically push out the oil from the seams...are they replacing the turbo?
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    No they did not mention anything about replacing the turbo. I think it's coming out of where the screws are in like the beginning of the exhaust.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clinically View Post
    09 Sedan with 49,000 miles on it. Smoke is not black it is white. And it was coming from the oil hitting the exhaust. It got pretty bad today when I was driving to school so after class I decided to take it down to the Subaru dealership. They got to looking at it and it's pretty bad. They haven't identified it quite yet but apparently so much oil got on to my clutch that the clutch is now "heavier" and they need to replace that, with the timing belt because there is oil all over that as well. Also their best bet as to what the problem is, is that the PVC valve had gotten plugged up making the turbo basically push out the oil from the seams. They said the earliest they could get it done would be Monday night. I'm hoping that because of the accessport it won't void my warranty.
    I don't believe they will be looking or even noticing that it has been electronically tuned if you have mostly everything stock. Plus they should know that the AP would not have caused an oil leak.
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    When they get done with it and I find out everything that has happened I will let you guys know. It is now in the hands of Subaru lol. Defenitely better than me working on it. I'm kind of a noob when it comes to cars. I've only had my WRX about 5 months. This was the first mod I put into it, looks like I'm off to a good start lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clinically View Post
    09 Sedan with 49,000 miles on it. Smoke is not black it is white. And it was coming from the oil hitting the exhaust. It got pretty bad today when I was driving to school so after class I decided to take it down to the Subaru dealership. They got to looking at it and it's pretty bad. They haven't identified it quite yet but apparently so much oil got on to my clutch that the clutch is now "heavier" and they need to replace that, with the timing belt because there is oil all over that as well. Also their best bet as to what the problem is, is that the PVC valve had gotten plugged up making the turbo basically push out the oil from the seams. They said the earliest they could get it done would be Monday night. I'm hoping that because of the accessport it won't void my warranty.
    Whoa, slow down man. They might be trying to rip you off, "apparently so much oil got on to my clutch that the clutch is now "heavier" and they need to replace that" now how does so much oil leak everywhere? if its an external oil leak it would leak off the bell housing on the ground not into the clutch. Are they going to replace your blinker fluid too? Non of what they said makes any sense to me. Take a picture of where the oil is leaking from and post it up. If you let them work on it be prepared to pay

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    It's going to be covered under my powertrain warranty. If for some reason they decide not to cover anything I will post pictures up. I'm assuming I may of had a heavy clutch in the first place when I bought it and they just think it's heavy.

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    I got the car back today. Apparently the oil pump had caused the over pressure. Could that be anything to do with the AP? I just bought the thing and it would be kind of a waste of money to not use it. But if it caused any problems with my engine I'm just not going to use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clinically View Post
    I got the car back today. Apparently the oil pump had caused the over pressure. Could that be anything to do with the AP? I just bought the thing and it would be kind of a waste of money to not use it. But if it caused any problems with my engine I'm just not going to use it.
    your dealership is seriously playing tricks with you, how can a factory oil pump overpressure the system? unless there was a blockage but then you would see other problems. And no there is no way that a cobb ap could have done that.

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    Well the PVC valve was blocked if that answers anything. It was all covered under warranty but regardless don't want it happening again.

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    if pcv valve is what you meant by pvc valve then it has nothing to do with the oiling system and would not cause your problem.

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    They said that the pcv valve is blocked, and that something else had to do with my oil pump. I picked it up after the mechanics had all left so I could not ask anyone directly what the problem was. I will probably go there sometime within the next week and see.

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    As long as it was covered by warranty I guess it's all good, but I would be leery of ever going back once the warranty is out. Their explanations are puzzling.

    I could be biased though, I have never had a good experience with a dealership near me. I have to go out of state usually to find a decent one.

    Good luck with the car.
    Not as many parts left over this time... what am I missing?

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